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Code pour la sûrete des réacteurs nucléaires de recherche: Exploitation


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French STI/PUB/928 92-0-200293-2
16.00 1993


This publication presents international consensus principles useful in the operation of a research reactor. lt is complemented by Safety Series No. 35-S1, Code on the Safety of Nuclear Research Reactors: Design. Both publications provide an overview on basic principles and requirements for the safety of research reactors and critical assemblies, including the essential safety requirements for siting, quality assurance and regulatory control. These codes supersede the 1984 edition of Safety Series No. 35, Safe Operation of Research Reactors and Critical Assemblies.
Contents: Definitions; 1. Introduction; 2. Safety objectives; 3. Regulatory supervision; 4. Responsibilities for safe operation; 5. Safety analysis for operation; 6. Operational limits and conditions; 7. Operating procedures; 8. Commissioning; 9. Maintenance, period testing and inspection; 10. Core management and fuel handling; 11. Records and reports; 12. Reactor utilization; 13. Modifications; 14. Radioactive wastes; 15. Radiation protection; 16. Emergency planning; 17. Security; 18. Quality assurance; 19. Decommissioning; Annex: Examples of operational aspects of research reactors that require particular attention in a quality assurance programme.

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